Coastal Care

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Category: Celebrate

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 244 color photographs. Shells are presented as beachcombers are likely to find them. A book by Blair and Dawn Witherington, published by Pineapple Press.

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True colors : Bloom in the Barents Sea

True colors : Bloom in the Barents Sea

Plankton blooms spanning hundreds or even thousands of kilometers occur across the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans every year. Many species thrive in the cooler ocean waters, which tend to be richer in nutrients and plant life than tropical waters.

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Cakaulevu Reef, Fiji

Cakaulevu Reef, Fiji

Also called the Great Sea Reef, Cakaulevu shines turquoise through clear, shallow waters. It is the third longest continuous barrier reef in the world, behind the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Mesoamerica Reef off Central America.

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Shorelines, Sandy or Otherwise, That May Not Last

Shorelines, Sandy or Otherwise, That May Not Last

“The World’s Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline,” authored by Orrin H. Pilkey, William J. Neal, James Andrew Graham Cooper And Joseph T. Kelley, “is a comprehensive, readable guide to the physical features of many kinds of beaches and some of the threats they face”. A book review by Cornelia Dean , The New York Times.

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La Plage, Brought To Paris, France

La Plage, Brought To Paris, France

Warm sand and open air music in Paris… La Plage de Glazart is a unique open air summer festival featuring 140 artists and bands playing on a 50 tons artificial sandy beach, brought in the heart of the city.

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Surf’s Up, An Art Exhibition

Surf’s Up, An Art Exhibition

Surf’s Up, an exhibition focusing on the art inspired by surfing July 22- September 25th, 2011 at the Palos Verdes Art Center’s. The common thread that runs through this exhibit is that most of the artists are inspired by their respect for the sheer power and energy of a wave.

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Island of Kish, Iran and Majuro Children, Marschall Islands; By Mark Edward Harris

Island of Kish, Iran and Majuro Children, Marschall Islands; By Mark Edward Harris

Island of Kish, Iran and Majuro Children, Marshall Islands, are two featured photographs by Mark Edward Harris.

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The Rising Sea

The Rising Sea

On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these communities, sea level rise isn’t a distant, abstract fear: it’s happening now and it’s threatening their way of life… A book by Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young, published by Island Press.

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The World’s Beaches : A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline

The World’s Beaches : A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline

” Beaches are the most dynamic features on Earth, constantly changing shape and providing vital ecological functions and a home to environments of amazing biodiversity. Understanding the importance of the beach’s role is crucial to its protection and preservation.” – Santa Aguila Foundation.

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SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

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